Leaders of the Teacher and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) walked out of a meeting with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission furious, as another attempt to address their salary concerns broke down.
TEWU declared an indefinite strike few days ago, demanding that the disparities in the salaries of junior and senior staff of public universities be addressed.
The National Labour Commission directed the striking members of TEWU to return to work as the Commission deals with their issues of placement on the Single Spine Salary Structure.
The NLC argued that the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission is already in talks with their leaders over the matter and ordered they return to work with immediate effect.
But speaking to Citi News the National Chairman of TEWU Peter Lumor said they are not likely to return because they are not happy with the way their concerns are being handled.
“We are not happy with this placement issue. We have done this with VCG and Fair Wages. VCG was here but the human resource directors who did the work and submitted reports and must speak to it were not here. Our strike still continues. The leadership of TEWU will meet and discuss the way forward,” he said.